Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Beaded Thinking Of You


Hi crafty friends!  This card is so pretty in person, another case of my photography skills falling short.  I will try to give you a good description so you can imagine it better (than my pictures show it!)  I started with a piece of Graphic 45 paper.  It had a small pattern on it, not quite tone on tone, but almost.  I covered it with a piece of self adhesive sticky sheet and then covered it with clear micro beads to give my background a textural feel.  Next, using milk coloured card, I cut the largest size of the Resplendent Rectangles to use as the bottom layer on my focal element.  Using the next size in the set, I cut it also using milk card.  On the very edge, I ran a bead of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue al the way around and covered it in Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  I love this glitter as it dries white and sparkly.  There is no interference colour added so you don't get the pink and purple colours coming from it.  It is perfect for use as snow (dare I say that word! LOL)  I added small flatback pearls to the inside corners on this piece.  Next I stamped the Embroidered Background by Justrite Stamps using a clear perfect medium pad on another piece of Graphic 45 paper with a similar pattern as my background.  I heat embossed it with clear powder so it gave more texture to the piece, but allows you to still see the paper pattern.  I cut a nested oval medallion shape from this piece and layered it up in the centre of my focal element.  Next I stamped the oval medallion frame from the Always and Forever set and cut it out using two dies to give me a frame.  I inked it with Tattered rose distress ink while still in the die.  I stamped the frame again, this time on milk card and added my sentiment to the centre.  I mounted my frame over this piece using 3D mounting foam for dimension.  I tied a messy bow out of seam binding and spritzed it with water to give it a shabby chic feel.  I made a rose using the method in the tutorial on the Creative Expressions website and added it atop my bow and attached both to the corner of my focal element.  I used a paint brush to add CS glue to my rose and then sprinkled it with more Rock Candy Dry Glitter for extra bling.  Just the best kind of card to get, thinking of you today!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2'' x 8 1/2'' in size.  All for now, Sue x






161 comments:

Pam said...

Another stunning card Sue, and that rose is adorable.

Karen R said...

Really pretty card, love the rose and the micro on the background xx

Ladock girl said...

Great card, looks more dark peach than pink on my screen. Love the Rock candy glitter, nice to have white sparkle without lots of other colours in it. Linda xxxx

kimberley said...

Love the textures and style of thi card Sue-not so sure about the colours but that just might be my computer.Bought some of the dies on last nights shows on c&c but really missed you and your ideas-the two presenters were just a little too gushy for me.Sooooo looking forward to your new shows,take care,x.

Jan.moogie said...

Photo's don't show the real colour of our card and can be misleading but this is a lovely card Sue, even with it looking more peach than pink.x

auscrafts said...

love the textures on this card

tracy w said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning the rose and bow are quite beautiful thanks tracy w x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, rose is superb. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Simply stunning - i love the way the micro beads change the hue of the paper used still there but muted.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue love the card, like the micro beads on it. As always a very adaptable card. Sally

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another really pretty card i do like the micro beads they make a real differance to a card. I like the papers that you have used. I really like the dies thats on c&c todays but know pennies at the momment but im recording all the shows. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue another winner, love it.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about the colour but the micro beads & rock candy really make this lovely.
Beverley W

Annie said...

A gorgeous card, Sue. Not sure where your photography is lacking because it all looks good to me - maybe the colour? It looks dark peach on my computer which looks great anyway. Rose and bow are super. Hugs Annie

Heather said...

Oh! Sue!

This card is absolutely stunning! I really love the background really nice colour.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love everything about it.

Donna Jones

Maryann said...

A really stunning card here Sue, and I just soo love all the wonderful tiny detail everywhere on here. It looks really fabulous.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card again, love the Rock Candy Glitter, must get some!

love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, love the textures on this one. Another elegant card.
JazzaC x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the glittered border and rose - must try that!
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulously pretty card today, loving the peachy colour and the gorgeous flower and heat embossing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

foxyg said...

Lovely card. Flower is gorgeous.

Debby Berry said...

God morning Sue,

This looks lovely on the screen, I am sure it is fab in real life too. Nice job...

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Fantastic card, love everything about it.
Off to have a look for the Rock Candy Glitter I love the effect that gives.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I really like the format of today's card but not too sure of the colour - It's just not talking to me - perhaps another background colour would be better - I shall give it a try -.
Went to the monthly market in the closest small town to me here in Burgundy yesterday and came back with some beautiful buttons and a load of bias binding in different colours to use as ribbon and my heat gun also arrived yesterday so nearly a very happy bunny just need to travel 90ks (45 each way)to the nearest craft shop so I can complete my heating needs.
Janet x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh, how beautiful. Everything perfect, even down to the glittered rose.

Val in Spain xxx

Eemeli said...

Maybe not my kind of color but the overall looks beautiful with all the little detailed things.

Hugs, Eemeli

lainey said...

Hi Sue, I love those beads!! fab card. lainey x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely card,I really like everything about it!! I must dig out my rock candy glitter,bought it at Xmas and used it on some cards and had forgotten all about it!! That's what happens when you have so much stash lol look forward to your shows next month love Lesley xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, we'll another great card and I love the micro beads and the rose? It's gorgeous! Hugs Sonia x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, just love your flowers and bows. The colours look stunning but look a peachy colour on my pc but still gorgeous
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Looks peachy on my screen and by gosh it is peachy. I love peachy. Gorgeous card again, Sue. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

Jane said...

Love the lay out of the card the, colours are not my chose.

Jane xx

sarah hyett said...

Another lovely card, even thou the colour hasn't photographed well it still looks stunning. Love the clear bead effect and the rose is lovely.

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely inspirational card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful card, I used the same glitter on Christmas cards and just love it! Take Care Love Michelle xxx

mell said...

stunning as usual sue xx loverly card very versatile card easily adapted for multi use xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous colour in that paper Sue, although it does look peach on my lappy. I do so like to see one of your bows and a rose on your cards, it just shouts "Sue Wilson". Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card. I love all of the different textures. I really like the backing paper, I use similar ones a lot. Take care.

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Jean Z said...

Hi Sue very nice card love the dies and the rose Jean Zxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card love it all, must use my micro beads more, love the way they add texture to the background paper.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card especially the rose-good to have shows back on C&C whoever is doing them can always get some ideas(and products)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Disappointed you are not doing the Spellbinders shows so haven't watched them. Today's card is beautiful especially because you have used my favourite micro beads. I use them all the time and they always look fabulous. The colour looks deep peach and cream on my screen.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Micro beads and Resplendent Rectangles - two of my favourites! and so many textures
love from Jackie D

julie laz said...

lovely card sue. when they said spellbinders on ideal world last night i was so hoping it was you.i have been in hospital a few weeks so maybe i have missed something are you not bringing them to the uk anymore. i do hope all is well with you. crafty hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

julie laz said...

lovely card sue. when they said spellbinders on ideal world last night i was so hoping it was you.i have been in hospital a few weeks so maybe i have missed something are you not bringing them to the uk anymore. i do hope all is well with you. crafty hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. The Spellbinders show on Ideal World last night wasn't the same without you. xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue I too am missing your shows on TV and am not tuning in as much. I don't even look at the schedule now. Love this card, perhaps C&C and Ideal World should look at your blog and see what they AND we are missing. Keep Well, Mabex

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, yet another gorgeous card I don't know how you do it. The rose is fabulous I must practice my flower making more. Hugs xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love this card. Disappointed you are not demo'ing spellbinders not the same without you . Lol Lynne M x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the design and colours, I often draw a rough sketch of your cards and use the dies that I have to recreate.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

Pretty card again today. You've got my favourite rose too - I simply love those flowers!

gwen70 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, gorgeous colour and the rose is beautiful

Carol H said...

Another stunning card, love the micro beads and the rose. Colours are gorgeous.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

The card looks wonderful as do the colours

June x

Lace said...

More peach than pink on my screen Sue, but very pretty all the same, and adaptable to an colour really. I have the rectangles set, and never thought of glitter on the edge of that die, it's a great idea. Thank you!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the micro beads and rock candy and one of favourite flowers - beautiful. I haven't watched any Spellbinder shows as they are not the same without you.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I do like the pretty paper you have used together with the micro beads. So looking forward to having you back on our screens next month. YvonneMayxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner. I love the colours and the design on this one, useful for many occasions.
Love Jan x x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the card but not the colour - could be how it has reproduced in the photo though. Have a nice day!

Crafty Nanna said...

Good Morning Sue, another super card. I do like the way the glitter is properly white. I hope you have a good day,
hugs

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, sometimes the colours don't quite run true when on a screen, but such a lovely card can be made with lots of different combinations. Can't wait till March to have you back on screen, take care from a snowy Scotland, Jess x

guffie said...

beatiful ccard Sue and i think your photography skills are just fine.... i love the micro beads i like the way they diffuse the colour and give it that slightly muted effect xx gail from eastbourne

Anonymous said...

Another stunner!! I keep saying I must get the micro beads

Mol x

salem said...

love color and style agree cards look better in real life"!"!

salem said...

love color and style agree cards look better in real life"!"!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning again, love the colour and also the lovely flowers.Love how the Micro Beads change the background,
I haven't heard of the Rock Candy Glitter so must get some to try
Can't wait for March to come
Hugs
Carol x

Bosquie said...

What an unusual effect with the glitter.Love everything about this card XX

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another stunning card ooh I need more dies !!!

xxxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card once again. The Tattered Rose distress ink is a nice colour, a change from girly pink but still pink!
Must try Rock Candy Glitter.
Erica x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

A simply stunning card. Colour, elements gorgeous . X

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card once again. The Tattered Rose distress ink is a nice colour, a change from girly pink but still pink!
Must try Rock Candy Glitter.
Erica x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and colours and i love all the textures with the micro beads and glitter. Emma

Anne Crawford said...

A very intricate card , I love the colours,the rose and the sparkle and must get the resplendent rectangles dies!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. Love the glitter - must get some! Soooo looking forward to your shows in March. I'm using JustRite stamps at the moment and they are great. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue, love the effect from the dry glitter. Very pretty! Maddy x

Laura O said...

beautiful card ,love the colour and the rose flower .Laura O

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful clean and different. Love the colours, rose and the lovely beaded background.

Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - This one must have taken you and age to complete. Love everything about it. I have purchased some micro beads so will be trying these out.
Val C xx

Jackie Calvert said...

The colours of this one are not quite my thing, but then it does not show as pink, more of a salmon. The design however, is lovely, and I do like your rose.

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
A deceptively simple look to this one today. Not keen on the main colour, but love the rose, bow and the central focal element. Couldn't get to my computer yesterday, but would like you to know that I loved your shabby chic 'friend' card - beautiful.
Sue

CraftyJo said...

A like all the different textures you use, any recipient of your cards must love to just stroke them :)

jordiegirl said...

For some reason I do like these colours Sue - I think they are lovely - but not everyone likes the same thing - thankfully.


I would love to replicate this design as it looks so elegant but simple.

Apologies for not stopping by lately - just been busy with other things in life.

Olga said...

Very sweet card! Unusual color combo!

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with your photographic skills Sue, they are a perfect accompaniment to your beautiful cards, you always get the close up of the details just right so that we mere mortals can emulate your beautiful designs. Yet again another stunning example of your beautiful work and yet again I am adding to my wish list.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Did not watch the Spellbinder shows, just not the same without you, I am on countdown for your March shows lol.
This card is sooo pretty, love the textures, must get some Rock Candy Dry Glitter. The bow and rose are scrummy.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful Sue and I love the colour xXx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and beautiful colour choice. I have these dies and are my fave at the moment. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super card so beautiful and such lovely colours. Really looking forward to seeing you back on C & C counting the days!
Margaret

Crafty Lark said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love your colour , so effective. xx Flora

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Love this card its fab, done quite a few with this die set just love it.
Love Marion x

Rose in Chester said...

I can reiterate - beautiful and simply elegant. Love the colours as well.
You shouldn't have used the S-word, it's coming down thick and fast now.

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue
another stunning card love everything about it .
Thank you as always

Jean D

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beatifull card and like colours too. watching spellbinders
at the moment with Jo who I like very much
but she is not you looking forward
to seeing you soon. Nancyd xx

AnnR said...

Stunning Sue - I love everything about this card, thanks

Meg said...

Love today's card Sue, such pretty colours.

Margaret O
xxx

Howdy said...

Lovely card tho not my favourite colour. I would still be delighted to receive it tho!

Ita said...

Good morning Sue I love everything about this card and i think you did a great job with the photo.I hope you have sorted out your computer
Smiles
Ita

Carol said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card I really love this one
Luv Carol

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, yes a very pretty card. Love the colour combo and the dies are lovely.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

petlady said...

Hi Sue,again this card is beautiful.The card and stamps are really nice and the colours rich. Hugs Sandra xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a very pretty card! it looks dark peach on mine as well, but love the colour! Nice card altogether..Have a great day.xxx

Suebak said...

Perfect!
Susan

Vie Carter said...

I like this card

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Lovely card with lots of texture for added interest. love the Rock Candy dry glitter (have added it to my wish list)
Just love everything about this card. Brenda Lel

Paper Junkie said...

I'm trying very hard to resist the Spellbinders on CC today - these dies are very pretty. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card again !! I love the colours and different mix of layers. Lots of love Tres x x x

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful card Sue. Haven't come across the rock candy but the effect is great. Christine xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue

Susan White said...

Very pretty card Sue - colours look almost coral on the photo, and the rose adds a lovely sparkle.

Thanks, Susan

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love it yet again.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sandythe Red said...

Hello Sue, another winner. The colour looks rich coral on my PC, with cream rose. Been practicing the rose from the tutorial, love how they look. Hugs Sandy

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, very very pretty card, Carole Z X

Michelle said...

Beautiful, as always, Sue.

Michelle E xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful, as always, Sue.

Michelle E xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card love everything about it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie-Anne said...

Hello Sue

loving the large frame, gives a nice layer. hating to sound a bit dim, what is rock candy ? is it a type of glitter or glitter glue. I like the effect on today's card. Has it been on any of your shows or will it be in your up coming shows.

crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, yet another gorgeous card today!!! I haven't attempted to make that style of rose yet, it looks a bit difficult, but I must give it a try. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card once again today. The Spellbinders shows on C&C are not the same with out you, can't for March so we can get our Sue Wilson fix.
Gilly C

jeffrey bubbles said...

Again you have come up trumps Sue. It is really nice card. One that I would be pleased to receive and send K XXX

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment. Love how the beads have added dimension to the paper.

Hugs
Linda xxx

MARGARET said...

HI SUE
Lovely card pretty in pink. Love the textures, beautiful flower and bow.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,

We are all thinking of you today, appreciating your accurate and comprehensive attention to detail
not only in the construction of your cards, but also your imaginative and artistic interpretation of Spellbinder 'tools'.
Today's card is a classic Sue Wilson piece, the type of which
has made you so many followers
of your craft. Thank you.
I am really looking forward to
4-8 March and to some Heartfelt Creations and Justrite stamps.
Hugs,
Lis x

Mia said...

Oh Sue, yet again a lovely card, beautiful.. S . O . S. Please tell, where do you get the tool that put's the holes on the edge of your matt/layer. I use a pricking tool but so long and drawn out, by the end i have holes like a dart board :) ANYONE know where to purchase or what it's called?

Janice K said...

Another pretty card with a very realistic rose! x

Fuchsia said...

Simply Stunning !

iggy said...

well sue you have had me spending again...love it....love your cards too x

Anonymous said...

MIA - just enter 'craft ruler with stitching (or pricking) holes' in eBay or search engine and you should be lucky (I was) then all you need is proper pricking tool too. Got mine both from same shop.

Anonymous said...

Mia
Hope this helps I use Tim Holtz Design Ruler with a pricking tool. I decide where I want the holes measure and mark the corners so not to go pass into the margin.
Gilly C

Jill Liddle said...

Very, very nice.

lynda said...

Hi Sue another pretty card love the rose and micro beads a great girly
one.Hugs Lynda

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Alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today. I have all of these components so might have to do a version. Mind you my rose wouldn't look like yours!!!

Once again thank you for your kindness.
Alison.

Su said...

Love the microbeads on this one, give a great effect. Fab sentiment stamp too!

Su (Soop)

Hanneke said...

Wow, great card! The color is great and the micro beads add such an interesting texture! Hugs, Hanneke

nikkib said...

I love the way the micro beads make such a difference to anything they are added to, really enhances a project..... gorgeous card, love the background... x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Another brilliant card, plenty of texture and colour.
Gail C x

cebelica said...

So pretty! xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card again. I have the resplendent rectangle dies and love the way you have used them especially adding the rock candy glitter, must try and source this glitter as it looks fabulous. I keep trying to copy the tutorial for the Rose but it has yet to look as good as yours, maybe one day !!

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, this is a really pretty card.love the rectangle dies.

Corinne said...

Hi Sue your photography ok to me the detail on this card is stunning hugs Corinne

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful card Sue. Just gorgeous.

Malou said...

Just gorgeous!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lindsay Martin said...

Loving this one Sue,gorgeous, thanks very much xx

magpie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! This is so so pretty. The rose is beautiful & love the rock candy glitter, it does sparkle lovely, just like cough! cough! snow........! Will have to get some..... so we'll let you off for saying it, lol! xx Saw the spellbinder dies today Sue, very nice. Can't afford any myself but hope whoever has bought them enjoys them xx Love Karen xx

Rach83 said...

This is another winner, Sue. I love the micro beading and how you use it in big areas. Your Graphic 45 papers are gorgeous and those dies just make it even more stunning.

Rachel x

Barbara said...

The rose is just beautiful, need the rock candy badly. Love the beads on the background. Need you back on the Spellbinder shows asap as its just not the same without you!!!

CraftingMum said...

Love your designs as usual. Love the micro beads. Louise x

Maggie said...

The most beautiful card, even in the photo. I have these dies so much give this a go. Thank you again. xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this one. I like the glitter you've used with the micro beads, it's just enough for me - I don't like anything too glittery but these two things together look really nice, especially in close up - and there is nothing wrong with your photography!
Sue xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue. I think I will have to have a go at this one.

Alice G said...

Wow Sue, a lot of hard work went into this fabulous creation. It's just stunning! The close up pics really show the detail.

Alice xx

Claveh said...

Love it Sue! The dies used are fab as usual and the colour is great! xxx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so pretty. And so well made. Love the close up photos :)

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Love the apricoty colour and also the sound of the Rock Candy is lovely. I shall have to try and find some and have a go
Hugs
Sue XXX

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the graphic 45 paper and die used so a fab card could be the only outcome
Well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

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